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North Shore Arts Association

11 Pirates Ln, Gloucester, MA 01930-3810
+1 978-283-1857
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Surprising finds off the beaten path in this spacious yet contained showing of locally themed art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyable art gallery with superb watercolor show. Love the location on Pirates Lane on the water.

Lots of local artists work featuring boats and the shore. Relaxing pace. No crowds. Worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Chuck B
Providence, Rhode Island
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11 Pirates Ln, Gloucester, MA 01930-3810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising finds off the beaten path in this spacious yet contained showing of locally themed art. An excellent stop for an hournor two rain or shine

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of local artists work featuring boats and the shore. Relaxing pace. No crowds. Worthwhile activity in Gloucester.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great venue to see many well known Cape Ann artists. Admission is free although a donation is desired. Quite often they will have a show going on featuring either a theme or artist. There usually will be about 200 or more paintings...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Parking lot here has sweeping views of the harbor. The massive building has morphed from earlier marine uses to an active artist center for displaying 2 floors of artworks-mostly oil and watercolor landscapes. All for sale as well as art workshops and books on the...More

Thank cloudsskyocean
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We saw the current show, with over 175 pieces by members and two shows by individual artists. There are many excellent, creative artists with a broad range of interests and techniques. And, if you like a piece of art, you can buy it! As a...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I've found interesting exhibits in a great space. There is actually plenty of parking although you may miss the entrance.

1  Thank katina_l
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a great gallery if you're interested in the local talent, which is plentiful. They have a fairly large space and exhibit quite a lot of diverse works on two levels. They also sponsor artist talks and other events. Some of the artists who...More

2  Thank skgbos
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Excellent must see if you like art. Wonderful,old building on the harbor. Near the Rocky Nack art colony but better and more art in one place.

2  Thank williamtaylor39
Reviewed 2 September 2015

What an unexpected pleasure! this small art museum packs a punch with outstanding art installations and represents local (and fine) artists. We live near here, but only just visited for the first time.

2  Thank pamsgood
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We visit every time we come to Cape Ann, and are never disappointed. Pretty setting, and beautifully presented local works of art - all for sale.

2  Thank TreborRemag
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